• Meet Salvador Abaunza

     
    POSTED December 13, 2016
     

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Salvador Abaunza was recently hired as the general manager at the Scarlet Huntington in San Francisco, Calif.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of The Scarlet Huntington? 

To create the awareness that Nob Hill a fantastic location the allows our guests to enjoy the vistas of the city and Bay in a serene setting.

2. How do you think your past industry experience has prepared you for this role? 

Early on I was lucky to enter into the luxury hotel market and I have never looked back.

3. What goals do you have in mind for The Scarlet Huntington this year and further down the line? 

To establish it as the premiere luxury boutique hotel in San Francisco!

4. How did you get into the industry? 

I was in between jobs, living at home, and my father insisted that I apply for the opening of the first Crowne Plaza at San Francisco Airport. I never meant to make a career out of hospitality but 33 years later, it was the best piece of advice my father gave me.

5. What do you enjoy most about the hotel? 


The colleagues, the guests, its rich history and location.

After closing its doors in March 2020, BEI San Francisco reopened in June 2021 as a Trademark Collection by Wyndham hotel. Located next to the Civic Center and Orpheum, the 396-room property debuted a new room category called Co-Live, Co-Work rooms.

Charleen Murphy, BEI San Francisco’s director of sales & marketing, shared her insights on getting back to group business in California.

 

 

Darren K. Green, senior vice president of sales and services for L.A. Tourism, is feeling bullish on the future of meetings and conventions in Los Angeles. Here’s what he had to say in a recent chat with California Meetings + Events.

CAM+E: It’s great to hear that groups of all sizes can now meet in Los Angeles. Are large groups being cautious about gathering again, or are you seeing signs of a robust and quick recovery? 

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com.

Raul Moronta was recently named the chief commercial officer for Remington Hotels

1. What are you looking forward to most in your new role?